Of all of the English counties, few epitomize the national character as well or as thoroughly as Dorset.
Covered by rolling hills and picturesque villages, the county often feels like it is part of another, more peaceful world. This makes it the ideal destination for anyone who wants to switch off and truly relax during their summer holiday.
1. Visit Corfe Castle
Located in the stunning Isle of Purbeck, the imposing silhouette of the castle can be seen for miles around. Spend a morning exploring the beautiful village of Corfe before climbing up into the castle compound and learning all about the history of bygone kings, queens, wars and conquests.
If you’re staying in Dream Cottages Dorset coastal cottages then easy access to Corfe Castle and the surrounding area is offered.
2. Take a boat ride along the Jurassic Coast
The Jurassic Coast stretches for 96 miles from Orcombe Point, near Exmouth, to Old Harry Rocks at the edge of Swanage Bay in Dorset. As one of the most beautiful and most varied parts of the English coastline it is a clear attraction for those visiting Dorset so why not take a boat ride from any one of the seaside resorts along the coast to reveal a wealth of hidden coves and a wide variety of plant and animal life?
3. Go crabbing
The sea off of Dorset is rich with life and an afternoon of crabbing is a lovely, old-fashioned way to pass the time. Most towns and villages will have a fishing shop, selling the lines and the bait that you need to tempt the local crabs out from under the rocks so give it a go for a truly memorable experience!
4. Take a stroll through the Dorset countryside.
When it comes to walking in Dorset, you are spoiled for choice! Footpaths crisscross the county, taking in stunning views, secluded beaches and traditional villages. Pick up a map from the local tourist information and getting walking!
5. Hop on a steam engine
Running from Swanage to Norden, the Swanage Steam Railway provides regular services for holidaymakers during the summer months. Linking Corfe Castle to Swanage Bay, the steam trains make a great day out for children and enthusiasts alike.
Boasting a wealth of natural and manmade attractions, a holiday in Dorset will keep even the most active family occupied for weeks. Why not book yourself a cottage now and make this year’s holiday one to remember for all the right reasons?